At the most basic level, fishing bait can generally be separated into 2 categories: natural bait and artificial bait.
The most common types of natural bait come in the forms of: worms (night crawlers, red worms, meal worms, etc), insects (like crickets and flies), and bait fish like fathead minnows.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are artificial baits, such as: flies, lures, scented attractants like power bait, and artificial worms.
Obviously there are a myriad of other baits, and each of these can be deployed in a million different ways. Different fishermen swear by different tactics and ways of using certain bait.
The most important thing with bait however, whether you’re using natural or artificial bait, is that you are being laser focused on the species of fish you are trying to catch. Each fish will respond to different baits, presented in different ways.
Here are our recommendations for bait to use on specific types of fish:
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